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Renewal or revolution? Ida Görres on God’s faithfulness

Renewal or revolution? Ida Görres on God’s faithfulness

| Liz Kelly | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

In my day job, I serve as managing editor to “Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture.” It’s an academic quarterly, interdisciplinary in nature, and our readership spans the globe.

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‘Where does it hurt?’

‘Where does it hurt?’

| Liz Kelly | August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some months ago, at a seminar on healing prayer, the priest leading the study told us a charming — and instructive — story. It went something like this:

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Conquering evil, and moles

Conquering evil, and moles

| LIz Kelly | July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Warning: This month’s Your Heart, His Home column is a touch . . . earthy. Pun intended.

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A place for rage?

A place for rage?

| Liz Kelly | June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over these past very disturbing few weeks, as protests, violence, looting, and upheaval have erupted throughout our country, taking lives, destroying businesses and eradicating a sense of security for too many, I find myself thinking about Jesus and anger. It has often passed through my mind, the one moment in Scripture when it seems Jesus actually experiences rage enough to take up violence: that moment in the temple, his Father’s house, when he overturned the money lender’s tables.

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Cosmic tenderness in a time of quarantine

Cosmic tenderness in a time of quarantine

| Liz Kelly | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

My sister conveys to me this wonderful story about a well-to-do gentleman, who in his early retirement could be yachting through the south of France or golfing in Bermuda, but decides that he would like to perform some service for his community. He volunteers at a local hospital to be a “cuddler.”

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Hope cannot be quarantined

Hope cannot be quarantined

| Liz Kelly | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like most of the rest of the world, my husband and I spent the Triduum crouched over my little laptop streaming the Holy Week services. And while, for once in my life I was actually grateful for the technology that made this possible, it was a far cry from all my Easter heart would hope. Yours too, I’m sure.

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Flattening the curve — on fear

Flattening the curve — on fear

| Liz Kelly | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some months ago at a seminar on healing prayer, the priest leading the study told us a charming — and instructive — story. It went something like this:

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The song the Father sings

The song the Father sings

| Liz Kelly | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many years ago, I was preparing to speak at a women’s conference, the topic of which was strengthening our Christian friendships. About two days before my talk — I was just putting a few finishing touches on it — I suddenly started to get this nagging feeling that I was to include a section on loneliness. It would take some reworking.

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A year more austere

A year more austere

| Liz Kelly | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A colleague of mine recently returned to the U.S. after serving along with his family as missionaries in some of the poorest parts of the world. Their commitment to give away everything they had and follow Jesus into a life of poverty and service was a sincere and moving one.

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Never taken for a ride

Never taken for a ride

| Liz Kelly | December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I was about 10, my father — bless his generous heart — bought me something I had wanted my entire young life: a Pinto, a particular breed of horse with large patches of white, black and brown. This Pinto was named Windy. We spotted her ad in the paper that spring; she was in foal, trained to ride and drive. This last bit was important because the horse who usually pulled our sleigh had died. Windy was a bargain with a foal to boot. Two horses for the price of one. Dad got on the phone and bought her “sight unseen.”

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Taking back delight, one little levitation at a time

Taking back delight, one little levitation at a time

| Liz Kelly | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is a lovely maple tree in my front yard that hangs onto its leaves longer than any other tree in the neighborhood. It is a fiery orange and red and every bit as beautiful as you might imagine and always an occasion to lift one’s spirits. Long after every other leaf on my block has been raked and bagged, my front yard maple holds fast, clinging to its beauty with unrelenting delight.

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Our Lady of the Helium Rosary, pray for us!

Our Lady of the Helium Rosary, pray for us!

| Liz Kelly | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

At a recent retreat I led for a group of women outside of Tucson, Arizona, the women arrived, one by one, weary, worn out, spent with good works and hoping for the impossible. They brought with them an unusual heaviness; their burdens were exceptional.

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